Film Screening 16th June, 2007

Poster for Smokin' Aces

Smokin' Aces 

8:00 PM, 16th June, 2007

  • R
  • 109 mins
  • 2006
  • Joe Carnahan
  • Joe Carnahan
  • Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Andy Garcia and Alicia Keys

When sleazy Las Vegas magician Buddy "Aces" Israel (Jeremy Piven) agrees to turn states evidence against the mob, a record $1 million hit is put out on him. Not so securely holed up at one of the casinos in Lake Tahoe, and protected by two FBI agents (Ryan Reynolds and Ray Liotta) who aren't equipped for the kind of mayhem they are about to see, it's not long before every hitman in the country is after Aces and fending off the competition. Enter a Hollywood who's who of hitmen and women including Ben Affleck, Alicia Keys, Andy Garcia, Joel Edgerton, Jason Bateman, Matthew Fox, Martin Henderson, Peter Berg, Alex Rocco and rapper Common.In the words of writer/director Joe Carnahan, "If Fellini made an action film it would be something like Smokin' Aces.". As pretentious as that sounds, it does go a long way toward describing the somewhat surreal and dreamy style of this balls-to-the-wall action flick. Smokin' Aces is hands down the coolest action flick you are likely to see in all of 2007 - it goes a long way toward redefining what makes for cool action, much like Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez did about a decade ago.'

Adam Gould

Poster for Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz 

8:00 PM, 16th June, 2007
No Guests

  • TBA mins
  • 2007
  • Edgar Wright
  • Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright
  • Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent, Steve Coogan, Timothy Dalton and Bill Nighy

Sergeant Nicholas Angel (Pegg) is a high-powered London cop, busting crims at record pace. The only problem is that he makes everyone else look bad. So his superiors decide to shift him to the quiet town of Sandford - where the main action is garden fetes and Neighbourhood Watch meetings, and Angels partner is the none-too-cluey Constable Danny Butterman (Frost). But a series of mysterious deaths means that Angel might be onto the case of his career... or alternatively, he may be making a bit of a tit of himself.The team that brought us the utterly legendary Shaun of the Dead return, this time to play tribute to the buddy-cop movie - with all the high-paced action and dubious male bonding over large rifles that the genre requires. The cast is spilling over with the Britcom mafia (including Steve Coogan and Bill Bailey), plus a fair few respectable elder statesmen with action movie credentials as potential bad guys (including Edward "the Equalizer" Woodward, Timothy "Really not that bad a Bond" Dalton and Paul "Bad French guy from Raiders of the Lost Ark" Freeman). So, shut it, freeze, and cover me - we're going in!'

Simon Tolhurst